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Powis Castle Artemisia
Crape Myrtle
Aptos Blue Coast Redwood
Santa Barbara Daisy, Mexican Daisy
Border Penstemon
Rosea Ice Plant
Powis Castle Artemisia

Common name:Powis Castle Artemisia
Botanical name:Artemisia 'Powis Castle'

This mounding shrub reaches 3 ft. high and up to 5ft. wide with fine silver foliage. - Cornflower Farms

Crape Myrtle

Common name:Crape Myrtle
Botanical name:Lagerstroemia indica

The new leaves of this species are 2" long, bright gren, and tinged with bronze. Its fall color is affected by the weather. While it has a bare outline, its rounded seed capsules add interest. Its delicate flowers bloom in 6-12" long clusters. The colors of its flowers are shades of red, rose, pink, purple, and white. It thrives on heat, and new cultivars have been created that resist mildew.

Aptos Blue Coast Redwood

Common name:Aptos Blue Coast Redwood
Botanical name:Sequoia sempervirens 'Aptos Blue'

The Coast Redwood is an evergreen tree that grows 3'-5' a year and is able to reach 100'-300' tall. This tree has dense blue-green foliage and horizontal branches with branchlets that hang down. It is native to CA and is a very good landscape plant. Redwoods require much more water in the hot eastern sections of the county.

The Right Plant Right Place

Putting the right plants in the right places in the right groupings is both the challenge and art of good landscape design.

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Santa Barbara Daisy, Mexican Daisy

Common name:Santa Barbara Daisy, Mexican Daisy
Botanical name:Erigeron karvinskianus

This low mounding perennial, with fine leaves and white to pinkish daisy-like flowers, is an excellent asset to rock gardens.

Border Penstemon

Common name:Border Penstemon
Botanical name:Penstemon hybrids

This perennial plant will reach 3' high and has medium-sized, glossy dark green leaves with red and pink flowers that bloom in spring and summer.

Rosea Ice Plant

Common name:Rosea Ice Plant
Botanical name:Drosanthemum floribundum

Durable groundcover well-suited to growing under desert trees and in other partial shade areas. Rosea iceplant will stay under 1' tall and spread to about 3'. Pink-purple blooms will cover this plant from spring to summer.

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Soils and Compost:

Physical weed control, including mulching, or hand removal protects the watershed from harmful chemicals.

Integrated Pest Management:

Remove irrigation water and fertilizer from areas where you don't want weeds to grow.